Jan 15, 2013 6:00am PST
on the same pier two years ago. they fought the fire defensively spraying water from the shoreline and they will likely have to monitor the fire for some time. >> it appears the wood is treated with crease salt. -- creole salt. this is problematic and it is real heavy timber so it will burn for a while. >> reporter: and this pier fire did have an impact on the southern pacific and amtrak's train line. head to run hose lines across the tracks and at this point in fact we saw a train come by a few moments ago. there was another concern and that was this fire posing a threat to the nearby sugar factory. burning pieces of wood were actually drifting towards that waterfront facility and the folks had people out on the waterfront keeping an eye out for those burning pieces of wood. they will be here to investigate the fire and i asked the chief if transients were possibly camping out on this pier and he said he does not have information to this but that's something he will certainly look at. alex savage ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> we are learning new information about the oil tanker
Jan 16, 2013 6:00am PST
defense about marketing online classes to nonstudents. the university spent $4.3 million marketing the online classes hoping to attract tuition from students all over the world. but since the classes started a year ago, only one person who was not already a uc student has take an class. uc online classes cost $1400 to $2400. but other universities like stanford and harvard are offering online classes for free. hundreds of thousands of students have signed up for those classes. >>> season 12 of american idol kicks off tonight right here on ktvu channel 2. mariah carey, nikki minaj and keith urban join randy jackson at the judges table. but judges say the focus is on finding the next big talent and that sometimes creates colorful moments. >> we have so much stuff going on this season. if i were a viewer, i would have be dvring this season. there are so many things. >> as usual fans can expect wild wacky and off key singers during early auditions and this is going to be great. be sure to watch for contestants that had surprise auditions after being secretly nominated by their friends.
Jan 18, 2013 6:00am PST
from defense secretary leon panetta. he did speak at a college in london and said quote those who wont wantingly attack our country and people will have no place to hide. d.c. insiders say the air force is sending in an evacuation from europe to algeria to get the hostages out of that area. again we have calls into the state department to get confirmation on that. we look to have an update for you when i see you next hour. live in washington kyla campbell. >>> according to a new poll the national rifle association is more popular here in the united states than the entertainment industry. the poll by the washington post found that 41% of adults see the nra in a positive light. 45% view it in a negative light. that compares to 24% of people that have positive feelings about the entertainment industry. 39% have negative feelings. gun sales are surging nation- wide. some are running out of military style assault weapons. since the current debate over gun control began many say their sales has more than troubled. people say they want to buy the assault weapons now in case they are banned la